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How Far Will the Woke Mob Go?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kaitzilla, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    Lately I am surprised by how far along cancel culture has advanced.

    A New York Time's editor has been fired for publishing an opinion piece from a Republican Senator.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/media/james-bennet-new-york-times-resigns/index.html
    The CEO of CrossFit is done after being insensitive about George Floyd all week.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/business/greg-glassman-zoom-call/index.html
    One UCLA accounting professor has police protection now after refusing to give out special treatment for the final exam which counted for 100% of the grade.
    https://nypost.com/2020/06/10/ucla-suspends-professor-for-refusing-leniency-for-black-students/
    NBA announcer fired after saying "All lives matter, every one of them"
    https://nypost.com/2020/06/02/nba-announcer-grant-napear-fired-over-all-live-matter-comment/

    It used to be one would be fired for saying something racist, but now it is being fired for doing nothing much or being insensitive, and an apology means nothing.

    Is doing nothing racist now?
    I'm worried about this since I am very good at doing nothing.
    https://medium.com/the-partnered-pe...e-dont-get-defensive-get-informed-fa7c05270fa
    Hurk
    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/8733...le-can-still-be-complicit-in-a-racist-society
    Gah
    Well, I guess this one is ok, just unsettling.


    East Seattle is now under warlord rule. :rockon:
    https://www.city-journal.org/antifa-seattle-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone
    Looks like the cops got canceled in east Seattle.


    So did the TV show Cops after running 33 years.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/business/media/cops-canceled-paramount-tv-show.html
    Live PD canceled
    https://deadline.com/2020/06/live-p...nst-police-brutality-george-floyd-1202956175/
    Gone with the Wind will now have a read-aloud editorial denouncing the bad parts of it before people can watch it on HBO Max, which is OK I suppose.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/entertainment/gone-with-the-wind-history/index.html

    How far is cancel culture going to go? :crazyeye:


    Here is the next step.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stockwell-day-systemic-racism-canada-1.5597550
    TRIPLE FIRED!!!
     
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  2. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Here's the thing. The problem with "all lives matter!" isn't that the statement is untrue, but that it is used by some people to imply racist intent. So if you're okay with repeating racist slogans, I'm okay with assuming you're a racist.

    Truly: what matters more, the syntax or the fact that black men are being murdered by cops?
    But you're not doing nothing. You're here, in this thread, mocking strawmen.
     
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  3. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    I wouldnt touch the NYPost its like tabloid level of journalism
    Just for fun I decided to fact check one of the stories, no wonder hes resigned.

     
  4. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    People are no longer being educated.
    Their careers are being terminated at light speed.

    Is saying "Canada is not a racist country" a firing offense?

    Shall everyone who opines that maybe Seattle should be brought back under control by the government at some level be fired immediately for advocating a violent activity?
     
  5. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Al Franken got terminated at light speed
    Helen Thomas got terminated at light speed
    Why is this suddenly a problem NOW that it is Republicans getting terminated at light speed ?
     
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  6. Berzerker

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    Gone With the Wind bored the hell out of me, just wall to wall orchestral music with wailing violins even while people were carrying on conversations. But I think the first black woman to get an oscar was in it, Hattie McDaniel? Wizard of Oz was the better movie from '39. I never watched any of the cops shows, I doubt they showed the nasty stuff, the deadly mistakes. South Park had it right, just cops busting poor people for mostly petty stuff.

    But to your question, they'll quiet down if Biden wins in November. Until then, whatever it takes to beat Trump. These people are enemies of free speech, thats all I need to know about them.

    What did he say that offended you so much?

    Wasn't it the Jewish lobby that got Thomas canned? Franken was groping women.
     
  7. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    Mainly it was the New York Times' opinion editor James Bennet being fired that caused this thread to happen.
    I simply couldn't believe it.
     
  8. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    These days feel revolutionary.
    Like anything is possible.
    A lot of broken things are going to get fixed, and a lot of fixed things gonna get broken.
     
  9. Zardnaar

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    Gone With the Wind seems a bit silly. Disney did something similar with their stuff.

    Don't like it don't watch. What are you gonna do cancel everything previous to the last 5 years?

    Other people saying stupid stuff eh. Free speech only applies to staying out of prison. Say what you like the consequences are on you though.
     
  10. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    America is already on fire, how much more Gaslighting do you want ?
     
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  11. Zardnaar

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    Only in America.
     
  12. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Gaslight
    Obstruct
    Project <------------- we are here now

    Trump calling kneeling NFL players SOB and calling them to be fired is free speech though /s
    But God Forbid if Twitter fact check and add a disclaimer to Trumps Tweets
     
  13. Berzerker

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    I started a thread criticizing Trump for going after Kaepernick for 'speaking' his mind. I dont have a problem with fact checking Trump's tweets, I do have a problem with Russia Gaters selectively doing the fact checking.
     
  14. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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    hey by the way that "opinion piece" from that Republican Senator was calling on the President to use live ammo on peaceful protestors.
     
  15. Berzerker

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    where'd you find that in his letter?
     
  16. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    Gosh. People think that's some sort of problem? Why?
     
  17. Arwon

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    That NYT editor let a politician call for military force to be used against civilians in an editorial without bothering to read it before publishing it, that is just plain being bad at your job.
     
  18. FriendlyFire

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    There are issues with Tom Cottons op ed

    1) The language used such as "leftwing radicals"
    2) False narrative used such as Antifa "infiltrated marches"
    3) False comparisons to 1968 race riots after MLK was killed which saw massive rates of arsons, arrests and many deaths.

    Public perspective by Republicans whom were given a voice in the NYT is a noble objective. Allow them a platform to gaslight and spread false narrative is irresponsible of any media network.
     
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  19. Arwon

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    Ah yep, all things an editorial process is supposed to fix
     
  20. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I'll be honest, I have no idea why HBO pulled Gone With the Wind. Anybody who would have an interest in watching that indescribably boring movie already knows the context for it.
     
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